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For questions primarily relating to planes in tabletop RPGs. Self-contained universes holding anything from relatively small motes of matter to entire universes, planes are used in some fantasy role-playing games as settings for the players to adventure in. Travel between planes is usually possible, but often requires traveling to certain spots on one plane or using potent magic or magical devices.

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Is it possible to expand a demiplane?

Casting Demiplane allows the caster to have: A Medium-only door ('Must be this size or smaller to ride - NO OGRES ALLOWED') that vanishes when spell ends / after one hour. Creates a permanent (30' × ...
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Can a Gargantuan creature be shoved into a Demiplane using the Polymorph spell and then released into a different plane of existence?

For context, my party is going to face a Gargantuan (20 by 20 ft. or larger) creature with obscene levels of health. The polymorph spell description says, in part: This spell transforms a creature ...
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Is the Planeshifter's "portal under their control" a fixed location or no?

About the portal, the prestige class demiplane seed ability (Manual of the Planes, p32) only says, "It has a single portal entry, which the planeshifter may control for access." What rules would be ...
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What plane would an aboleth be from for the purposes of Banishment?

An aboleth is classified as a large aberration. If someone were to use the Banishment spell, what plane would it be banished to? (if it is from a different plane?) Or would it just be banished to the '...
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In the Forgotten Realms, how does a Wizard cast spells when away from their plane?

In the Forgotten Realms, how does a Wizard cast spells when away from their plane? That is, how exactly do they wield magic when they have no access to the Weave? Can a Wizard still cast if he is ...
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To what level of detail must you know the contents of a demiplane to connect to it?

The Demiplane spell states (emphasis mine): Each time you cast this spell, you can create a new demiplane, or have the shadowy door connect to a demiplane you created with a previous casting of ...
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How would a group get from Toril to Ravenloft and back?

If there were some adventurers who were living in, for example, Neverwinter, and heard rumors about Ravenloft, is it possible for them to get there? Are there people living in Toril who know how to ...
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While inside of the Rope Trick space, can plane-bound abilities access the plane from which it was entered?

My character, as of the end of our last session, is located inside the "extradimensional space" created by Rope Trick. He has previously cast Soul Cage and would like to exploit the trapped soul ...
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What signature food or beverage is each outer plane in the Great Wheel Cosmology known for?

Is there a list or reference somewhere showing what meals and / or beverages each outer plane in the Great Wheel Cosmology is best known for? I am putting together a campaign idea for my PCs, a ...
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If Tiamat is killed in the Nine Hells, does she die permanently?

The entry on devils (p. 68) in the Monster Manual states the following: "Devils that die in the Nine Hells are destroyed forever - a fate that even Asmodeus fears." This makes it clear ...
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What groups of souls go to the Nine Hells according to lore?

The Nine Hells (or Baator) is the Lawful Evil outer plane, and the home plane of devils. It is a plane of eternal punishment for the wicked. Which souls go there in the afterlife? I can think that ...
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What would happen to a demiplane created by the Demiplane spell if you cast Earthquake inside it?

The demiplane spell creates a door (and a demiplane) that leads to an extradimensional room of a fixed size: [...] When opened, the door leads to a demiplane that appears to be an empty room 30 ...
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Can a character rest while under the Etherealness spell?

Etherealness lasts for 8 hours and doesn't require concentration: You step into the border regions of the Ethereal Plane, in the area where it overlaps with your current plane. You remain in the ...
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Is the space inside a demiplane considered "outdoors" for the purposes of Control Weather?

The demiplane spell creates a door that leads to another plane of existence: You create a shadowy door on a flat solid surface that you can see within range. The door is large enough to allow ...
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Do I know if Sending succeeds when it goes across planes?

The Sending spell in 5e states: You can send the message across any distance and even to other planes of existence, but if the target is on a different plane than you, there is a 5 percent chance ...
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Can a humanoid creature, specifically a player character, be born on the Astral Plane?

I've been looking at the "This is Your Life" tables from Xanathar's Guide to Everything, and in particular there's an entry on the Birthplace table on page 62:     98  ...
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Does difficult terrain on the material plane impart the same on the ethereal plane?

We encountered a forest which was difficult terrain. Using the Blink spell a character appeared in the ethereal plane and moved some distance. My warlock with poor stealth spotted a group of ...
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What is the complete lifecycle of souls in the Nine Hells?

The Descent into Avernus adventure provides more information about what happens to souls in the Nine Hells/Baator than was previously available (soul coins and their uses, in particular). It's also ...
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Where in the 5e multiverse is Eberron?

For the purposes of spelljammer/wildspace travel, where in the 5e multiverse is Eberron? The reason I ask is for physically transporting items from one setting to another. (The other setting being ...
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Can creatures outside of Crystal Spheres dream?

Assumptions: all material from spelljammer, 3.0, 3.5, web/dragon and Pathfinder are available. Everything in this campaign setting is being converted to Pathfinder. All available separate campaign ...
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How do you go about reaching the Far Realm?

How do you go about reaching the Far Realm? I appreciate the lore found in 5e so far about the Far Realm: Is there any official lore on the Far Realm? What are all the creatures related to the ...
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What happens when you banish an elemental creature that was formed/born on the Material Plane?

Background: In one of our campaigns we have quite a few Elementals that are forming in the material plane, as opposed to forming on an elemental plane. The elementals are otherwise identical to the ...
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Is there any information on what Bloodroot Grove was before the events of this AL module?

I was looking over the Adventurer's League module, DDAL09-08 - In the Garden of Evil (Season 9, Descent into Avernus). This adventure concerns a location in Avernus (the first layer of the Nine Hells) ...
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At what level does a Horizon Walker Ranger's Ethereal Step cast the Etherealness spell? [duplicate]

The Ethereal Step conclave ability of a Horizon Walker Ranger is described as such: At 7th level, you learn to step through the Ethereal Plane. As a bonus action on your turn, you can cast the ...
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Is there any lore to suggest that celestials or fey can only be killed on their home planes similar to fiends?

This answer to a different question (about D&D 5e) says: To open, lets look at a sample of the rules that say you cannot permanently kill such a creature outside of their home plane... The only ...
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Does Blink work in the outer planes?

Does Blink work in the outer planes? The spell it states: you vanish from your current plane of existence and appear in the Ethereal Plane as well as: While on the Ethereal Plane, you can see ...
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Does the extradimensional space created by Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion count as a separate plane? [duplicate]

Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion You conjure an extradimensional dwelling in range that lasts for the duration Does this extradimensional space count as a separate plane for effects dependent on ...
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Which editions of D&D used these various cosmologies as their default?

There seem to be multiple ways to arrange the planes in D&D. There's the Great Wheel cosmology, the World Axis cosmology and the World Tree cosmology. The D&D 5e PHB (Appendix C, p. 303 ...
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How do Dimensional Shackles interact with an Arcane Archer fighter's Banishing Arrow?

An Arcane Archer fighter hits a creature with a Banishing Arrow, and they vanish into the Feywild. A man in the middle places dimensional shackles on the target (in the Feywild) for 10 minutes. ...
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Traveling through the Astral Plane

I'm new to D&D and I don't understand all of its concepts, for example, Astral Plane. From what I understand, you can travel there physically through a portal and travel to other planes this way. ...
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Are there any planes where time passes more quickly?

Are there any planes in 5e where time passes more quickly? I was just wondering because I was thinking of providing a situation where my players travel to a different plane, and they come back to ...
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Hag alignment change: what happens should they become forcibly 'good'? [closed]

Imagine a night hag grows tired of her untrustworthy coven's backstabbing and betrayal - she decides enough is enough. Over many weeks of trial and error she eventually takes these lesser hags, ties ...
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Is there a way to create a demiplane in the astral plane and not break astral projection when entering the demiplane?

A wizard character wants to create a faux afterlife for a large group of other people. His plan to do so is as follows: Cast Astral Projection to travel to the astral plane with eight other people ...
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Does 5e have a Manual of the Planes?

I'm building a Warlock with an Archfey patron, and I want to read more about the Feywild. I remember the AD&D Manual of the Planes and it had information from all the planes. Does 5e have one of ...
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How can I kill/separate a Deity from the Prime Material Plane?

I need my BBEG to kill/separate a god from the material plane/everything. The PCs are helping NPCs save their god, and while I think they could probably do it, I do wanna know what to do if they don’t ...
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Can I permanently banish a devil from one layer of the Hells to another using the Banishment spell?

Can I permanently banish a devil from one layer of the Hells to another using the banishment spell? Let's say my party is on Avernus. They are attacked by a devil who's native to Dis (or some other ...
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Do you have to make a concentration check to cast the spell from a wand when you are on a plane with the impeded magic trait?

Ok, so our party is currently on the plane of Axis which has the Impeded magic trait for spells with the chaos descriptor. A member of our group had picked up a wand of align weapon prior to our ...
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Do you die on another plane if you reached that plane via Astral Projection?

Inspired by this question. I'm not sure that I understand how the Astral Projection spell works. The description states the following: You and up to eight willing creatures within range project your ...
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If a plane's impeded magic trait requires a Spellcraft check to cast a spell, can a character without ranks in Spellcraft cast that spell?

This is a follow-up to this question: Does using a magic item that produces a spell effect on a plane with the impeded magic trait require a Spellcraft check? The SRD's description of the Impeded ...
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Does using a magic item that produces a spell effect on a plane with the impeded magic trait require a Spellcraft check?

The SRD's description of the Impeded Magic magic trait for a plane says: Particular spells and spell-like abilities are more difficult to cast on planes with this trait, often because the nature of ...
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Is it possible to travel to Ravnica from Toril?

Does Ravnica exist in the same universe as Toril? Is it possible to visit it with a Gate spell, for example? Or maybe it is in the very different universe?
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Can a Dragon enter the Feywild without having to use fey crossing portals?

I'm creating a campaign for my group and I need to know if dragons (metallic and chromatic) can enter and exit the Feywild, without having to use fey crossing portals?
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Where does an unaligned creature's soul go after death?

In the DMG section on "Bringing Back the Dead" (chapter 1, p. 24), it describes what happens when a creature dies: When a creature dies, its soul departs its body, leaves the Material Plane, ...
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Can angels, demons, aeons change what they are only through magic or also through alignment change?

After reading about Erinyes and a few other denizens of the different planes, I'm wondering: Is there some magic behind a denizen of a plane becoming that of another one, or is a simple alignment ...
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How can a PC determine what planes a Cubic Gate is linked to?

The description of the Cubic Gate (DMG, p. 160) states: The six sides of the cube are each keyed to a different plane of existence, one of which is the Material Plane. The other sides are linked to ...
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Can a Rope Trick Spell Scroll and a Bag of Holding open up the gate to the Astral Plane?

I am aware that the rope trick spell alone cannot open a gate to the Astral Plane when combined with a bag of holding, as per this Q&A: Does a bag of holding burst if brought into the space ...
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What spells below spell level 6th from ANY spell list allow for protection from harmful effects from hostile plane environments?

I am playing a 5th-level character in a campaign, planning to advance through the chameleon prestige class from Races of Destiny. We are being heavily hinted at needing to go to the plane of a ...
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Can you mark a new target with the Hunter's Mark spell if the original target shifts to a different plane?

In the description for the Hunter's Mark spell, it says: If the target drops to 0 hit points before this spell ends, you can use a bonus action on a subsequent turn of yours to mark a new ...
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Is the interior of a Bag of Holding actually an extradimensional space?

In D&D 5e, is the inside of a bag of holding actually described anywhere as being an extradimensional space/demiplane? The description of the bag of holding doesn't actually explicitly state that ...
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Are outsiders still only killable in their own planes?

In previous editions, outsiders were only really killable in their own plane. Is this still the case? And additionally: Are there exceptions (pf1/pf2) or does this ability encompass all (true, thus ...
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